IN Conversation: Rick Owens’ penchant for brutalist furnishings is next only to his darkish-tinged manner concoctions, and equally have served as an unlimited resource of inspiration for designers globally.
On the eve of the official commence of Salone del Cellular in Milan, New York-dependent Galerie Philia gallery, which represents Owens’ home furniture collections, hosted a vernissage showcasing style pieces from the acclaimed Owens along with the functions of younger Italy-primarily based designers, with the intention of developing a dialogue.
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“We’re not supporting them, it’s a dialogue, this was orchestrated in this kind of a nice way and it was some form of homage, as in Rick Owens’ furniture inspiring other people…it’s just a really minimal but extremely fascinating collaboration,” Michèle Lamy, Owens’ existence partner and muse, instructed WWD at the celebration.
Amid Owens’ style and design objects on demonstrate, the exhibit featured a minimalist bench upholstered in camel hair, an alabaster smaller table with a moose antler as a foot, as well as smaller sized knickknacks this kind of as bronze vases and candle holders.
Courtesy of Galerie Philia
Lamy said that just after pretty much 15 many years because the launch of the group — which was first launched in 2007 and has spawned a reserve and international exhibitions — furnishings is evolving to encompass larger parts with an architectural bent, but she pressured how the more compact items, way too, retain a selected refinement and boast the same “thoughtfulness and spirit as the even larger types.”
Owens’ pieces were arranged in a dimly lit gallery place in southern Milan flanked by the is effective of design studios dAM Atelier Draga & Aurel Lorenzo Bini Agustina Bottoni Samuel Costantini Cara and Davide Pietro Franceschini, and Morghen Studio.
For instance, Costantini lent his Underwood candle holders, crafted from brass in the form of bark, for the exhibition, whilst Franceschini explored the use of marble for his futuristic stools featuring rounded styles.
“The gallery uncovered its individual way to current Owens’ pieces and becoming a big supporter of them,” Lamy mentioned.
Courtesy of Galerie Philia.
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